© Tyler Stableford 2017


TYLER STABLEFORD: Motion Video for Photographers

Orientation: Sunday, May 7th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

Monday, May 8th  – Wednesday, May 10th.  9:00am – 5:00pm.

Thursday, May 11th, 9:00-11:00am. (Optional)

A theoretical and practical course that will give you an overview of the basics of how to prep, shoot and finish motion-video productions of various type and size.    There will be a full day of hands-on and immersive production that will leave emerging videographers familiar with a range of production styles and methods.

One of the most important skills modern directors and DP’s are required to master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging way. This workshop is split into 2 parts, each of which will allow filmmakers at all levels, the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera.

Day 1: Cinematic Theory & Language

You will step away from this experience with a good foundation of the theory of camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and be able to direct both camera movement and the action in front of your camera to effectively execute your vision. By understanding these principles thoroughly, you will add impact to your projects, whatever they may be, from commercials to webisodes, features, shorts, music videos events, or documentaries.

Days 2 & 3: Putting It Into Practice

Each film participant will work closely with Tyler to deliver the practical elements of the theory from Day 1. Tyler will work with the attendees to capture a short video project based around a key local individual personality. The idea will be to give confidence to all attendees to be able to capture their own stories and narrative around the same subject, and then apply these skills in a way that empowers each individual to be able to produce their own content that is more engaging and dynamic.

The attendees will work with field audio, voiceovers, lighting, slow motion and real-time video capture, and practice various camera angles and movements. Working with an editor, the group with create a finished project that can stand as a bona fide commercial or short documentary.

Price:  $1400

This workshop is limited to 16 attendees
(includes model fees and boxed lunches for full workshop days)



Canon Explorer of Light member, Director/DP and photographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his work. At the heart of his ethos, Tyler crafts bold visual stories for TV commercials, print and branded content campaigns.

Men’s Journal named Tyler “One of the Seven World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers.” His award-winning short films have screened at film festivals around the globe.

Tyler’s passion for storytelling extends beyond commercial work—he volunteers to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits.

Tyler is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has won numerous awards for his print and motion work, including:

Communication Arts Photo Annual, Cover, Graphis Photo Annual, Global Art Directors Club Cube, The Telly Awards, AME Awards, American Photo, Image Of The Year, International Motion Arts Annual, AdWeek, Ad Of The Day, American Photography Photo Annual, Digital Photo Pro, Image Of The Year, Black And White Spider Awards